Book Review: Vikings in 30 Seconds by Philip Steele, Stef Murphy

Vikings in 30 Seconds, written by Philip Steele and illustrated by Stef Murphy, is a non fiction book full of fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork. It is an introduction to one of the world’s most fascinating cultures. Children can discover all about these amazing warriors, including where they came from, their incredible skill as boat builders and seafarers and how they traded with and settled in other lands. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-colour artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
Vikings in 30 Seconds is a colorful and well organized book that gives a good deal of information to interested readers. I liked the glossaries that included with each chapter, and the three minute activities that give the option for interested readers to take the learning to the next level. The short summaries and additional information combined with the illustration ad included facts that is included with each page makes sure that every kind of reader, and every style learner, has something for them on each page. This would be a great resource for those interested in history, vikings, and learning in general. It would make a good book for school and public libraries, as well as supporting related curriculum in the classroom. 

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